IMR Press / FBL / Volume 22 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.2741/4498

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Open Access Review

Inflammatory biomarkers of coronary heart disease

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1 Department of Cardiology, Baotou Central Hospital, Baotou, China
2 Department of Radiology, Baotou Central Hospital, Baotou, China
3 Department of Surgery, Baotou Central Hospital, Baotou, China

Academic Editor: Fei He

Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2017, 22(3), 504–515; https://doi.org/10.2741/4498
Published: 1 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cellular immunology and stem cell biology)
Abstract

Coronary heart disease (CHD), characterized by inflammation and accumulation of plaques mainly comprised of lipids, calcium and inflammatory cells in the walls of coronary arteries. CHD is exacerbated by specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension. The current review focuses on the critical role of traditional inflammatory biomarkers, including interleukin-6, C-reactive protein (CRP), complement, CD40 and myeloperoxidase (MPO), in the pathogenesis of CHD.

Keywords
Coronary heart disease
atherosclerosis
inflammation
C-reactive protein
review
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